Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Lead
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 202 200
Rank change year-on-year +28 -2 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 68 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 28 24
City of London median daily rate £575 £534 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.73% +6.75% -2.44%
10th Percentile £385 £475 £413
90th Percentile £675 £675 £644
Central London median daily rate £575 £540 £500
% change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,577 6,384 6,415
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.23% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,201 4,961 5,131
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 86 71
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +3.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.38 £50.14
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 8 £575 -
Technical Leader
Central London

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 34 (50.00%) Java
2 24 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (33.82%) Microservices
4 20 (29.41%) Docker
4 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (26.47%) Spring
5 18 (26.47%) Kubernetes
5 18 (26.47%) REST
6 17 (25.00%) Spring Boot
6 17 (25.00%) SOAP
6 17 (25.00%) Java 8
7 16 (23.53%) MongoDB
7 16 (23.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (22.06%) OAuth
9 13 (19.12%) Kafka
9 13 (19.12%) DNS
9 13 (19.12%) Finance
10 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 11 (16.18%) DevOps
11 11 (16.18%) Maven
11 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
12 10 (14.71%) HTML
12 10 (14.71%) Linux
12 10 (14.71%) HTML5
12 10 (14.71%) Git (software)
12 10 (14.71%) RESTful
12 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
12 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
12 10 (14.71%) Redis
13 9 (13.24%) Gradle

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.24%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (11.76%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) Ethereum
4 1 (1.47%) Hyperledger
4 1 (1.47%) JBoss
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.47%) R3 Corda
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.24%) Heroku
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.41%) SaaS
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.94%) NuGet
6 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.47%) Firebase
6 1 (1.47%) G Suite
6 1 (1.47%) GitHub
6 1 (1.47%) IaaS
6 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) DNS
2 9 (13.24%) FTP
2 9 (13.24%) HTTP
2 9 (13.24%) SSL
2 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 2 (2.94%) DHCP
5 1 (1.47%) MPLS
5 1 (1.47%) NAS
5 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.47%) SAN
5 1 (1.47%) VPN
5 1 (1.47%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) Apache Cassandra
1 16 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 10 (14.71%) NoSQL
2 10 (14.71%) Redis
3 8 (11.76%) Big Data
3 8 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 8 (11.76%) Riak
4 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.47%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.47%) MS Access
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Maven
2 10 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.24%) GitLab
3 9 (13.24%) Gradle
3 9 (13.24%) gulp
4 3 (4.41%) JMeter
4 3 (4.41%) The Grinder
5 1 (1.47%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.47%) fastlane
5 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.47%) git-flow
5 1 (1.47%) JIRA
5 1 (1.47%) Xcode
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) REST
1 18 (26.47%) Spring
2 17 (25.00%) SOAP
2 17 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 15 (22.06%) OAuth
4 13 (19.12%) Kafka
5 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
5 10 (14.71%) HTML
5 10 (14.71%) HTML5
5 10 (14.71%) RESTful
6 9 (13.24%) CSS
6 9 (13.24%) Dropwizard
6 9 (13.24%) Ember.js
6 9 (13.24%) Guice
6 9 (13.24%) OAuth2
6 9 (13.24%) Ratpack
7 8 (11.76%) Hibernate
8 7 (10.29%) Web Services
9 6 (8.82%) .NET
9 6 (8.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.94%) Fintech
5 2 (2.94%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.47%) Bitcoin
6 1 (1.47%) Blog
6 1 (1.47%) Equities
6 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.47%) Android
4 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Microservices
2 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 11 (16.18%) DevOps
5 9 (13.24%) Domain-Driven Design
5 9 (13.24%) OWASP
5 9 (13.24%) TDD
6 8 (11.76%) Coaching
6 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.82%) Data Science
7 6 (8.82%) Migration
8 5 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (7.35%) Data Security
8 5 (7.35%) ITIL
8 5 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (7.35%) Security Operations
8 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (5.88%) People Management
9 4 (5.88%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (25.00%) Java 8
3 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) ES6
4 9 (13.24%) TypeScript
5 8 (11.76%) SQL
6 5 (7.35%) C#
6 5 (7.35%) Scala
7 3 (4.41%) Clojure
7 3 (4.41%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.94%) C
8 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.47%) Perl
9 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.47%) Python
9 1 (1.47%) RPG
9 1 (1.47%) Solidity
9 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.35%) CCNA
3 5 (7.35%) CISA
3 5 (7.35%) CISM
3 5 (7.35%) CISSP
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) CCNP
5 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) HIPAA
1 5 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.88%) SLA
3 3 (4.41%) QA
4 1 (1.47%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (29.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) XenApp
2 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.47%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) Kubernetes
2 9 (13.24%) Docker Swarm
3 8 (11.76%) Terraform
4 2 (2.94%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.94%) Puppet
4 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.47%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.47%) Kibana
5 1 (1.47%) Mesos
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) CyberArk
2 5 (7.35%) ForeScout
2 5 (7.35%) McAfee
2 5 (7.35%) Splunk
3 3 (4.41%) Citrix
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Apigee
4 2 (2.94%) CA
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe
5 1 (1.47%) Apple
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco
5 1 (1.47%) hybris
5 1 (1.47%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.47%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Wyse